Ernesto Di Cesare

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Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has grown as a useful means in different clinical contexts. Technological development has progressively extended the indications for CCT while reducing the required radiation dose. Even today there is little documentation from the main international scientific societies describing the proper use and clinical indications of(More)
Right ventricular dysplasia is a new entity of unknown origin in the classification of cardiomyopathies. Also known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) or arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, it is a disease of the heart muscle characterised by fibroadipose atrophy mainly involving the right ventricle and responsible for severe(More)
Our aim was to perform a dynamic study of contrast enhancement of the intestinal wall in patients with Crohn’s disease to quantitatively assess local inflammatory activity. We studied a population of 50 patients with histologically proven Crohn’s disease. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed using a 1.5-T magnet with a phased-array coil and(More)
This study was performed to confirm, by propensity score matching, whether the use of adaptive–iterative dose reduction (AIDR 3D) with a built-in automatic exposure control system provides clinical and dosimetric advantages with respect to the traditional filtered back-projection (FBP) algorithm without automatic exposure modulation. A total of 200(More)
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is considered an useful method in the evaluation of many cardiac disorders. Based on our experience and available literature, we wrote a document as a guiding tool in the clinical use of CMR. Synthetically we describe different cardiac disorders and express for each one a classification, I to IV, depending on the(More)
This study assessed the role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the follow-up of patients with a diagnosis of traumatic liver or spleen lesions. Between April 2006 and February 2008, 18 patients (13 males and five females, age range 8–42 years) with blunt abdominal trauma were evaluated with computed tomography (CT) and CEUS at the emergency(More)
We presented the case of a diabetic 67-year old female patient suffering from “Takotsubo cardiomyopathy”. She arrived at the emergency department with severe chest pain soon after acute emotional and physical stress. The echocardiography performed in the acute phase showed balloon-like left ventricular wall motion abnormality with severe global dysfunction(More)
To evaluate the discal morpho-structural changes as predictive sign in the clinical outcome after Ozone Therapy in lumbar disc herniation using the T2 shine-through effect in DWI. One hundred and fifty-four patients suffering from lumbosciatica (89 men and 65 women; range 23–62 years) were included in previous MR study performed with FSE-T2 and T2-fat,(More)
Cardiac CT (CCT) is an imaging modality that is becoming a standard in clinical cardiology. We evaluated indications, safety, and impact on patient management of routine CCT in a multicenter national registry. During a period of 6 months, 47 centers in Italy enrolled 3,455 patients. CCT was performed mainly with 64-slice CT scanners (73.02 %). Contrast(More)
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, instability was defined as an abnormal response to applied loads, characterized by movement in the motion segment beyond normal constraints in 1989. Segmental instability has been defined as occurring in patients with low back problems and whose clinical status is unstable, with symptoms fluctuating(More)